Does God Exist

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By R. Anastasia Tremaine - November, 2001 VISIT -- for more information on using this paper properly! Does God Exist? : This 5 page paper explores the question, using Descartes argument as a springboard for discussion. Lack of scientific evidence of God's existence is discussed.

Bibliography lists 5 sources. SA148God.rtf I. Introduction and Overview Does God exist? Perhaps there is no more important question, and no question that has been more illusively answered. It is hard to prove that something for which only scant evidence exists, and no scientific proof appears, actually is real. When people try to prove the existence of ghosts or UFOs for example, they try to capture the activity on camera, only to be told that they have not really gotten anything spectacular.

Their photographs prove nothing. They might have been doctored. The alien autopsy video appears to be a hoax.

No one has ever tried to take pictures of God as He does not have form.

There is no expectation of visual proof. Most religious folks say the proof is in the experience and that one has to have faith. However, there is no real evidence. At the same time, while mainstream religion offers only faith, or the admonition that one must first believe, philosophers have been plagued with the concept of God's existence for some time.

II. Research and Findings Descartes seemed to think that the way to find objectivity, from a subjective existence, would be to prove that a perfect God is the source of all truth (Honderich 190). Descartes reasons that the content of the idea of infinite perfection is so great that he could not have constructed it from his own resources (190). In other words, when one...